The Best Gifts for Scotch Lovers and Tasters in 2021
Christmas is coming up and the clock is ticking to buy the perfect gift for the Scotch lovers in your life. These gifts add a festive flare to your gift giving this year. We’ve compiled a list of creative gifts for Scotch lovers whether from club memberships to bars of Scotch soap, this list has it all.
The #1 Best Gift for Scotch Lovers – Taster’s Club
If you’re not sure how to pick a fine scotch for the scotch lover in your life, Taster’s Club has your back. We’ll save you from spending hours at home researching rare scotches.
Every month, Taster’s Club curates hard to find scotches from all around the world. We’ll ship them off and deliver them to your friend’s doorstep. Each box contains a 750ml bottle of Scotch, and we also offer a digital course on scotch which includes:
- Flavor profiles and tasting notes for every bottle of scotch
- Instructions on how to properly taste scotch
- The different styles of scotch
- How scotch is made
- Distilleries of Scotland
- and much more
We have both a Scotch Club for lesser known scotches and the Scotch Pro Club for even rarer scotches. Give the gift of Taster’s Club today. It’s one of the best gifts a friend can give any scotch lover. If you need more ideas, read on.
Taster's Club Scotch Gifts – Decanters
The complementary gift to scotch? A fine decanter set. Aside from the classiness added to your bar, these decanters keep your scotch properly aerated when you’re serving dinner party guests.
WHAT MAKES FOR A GOOD DECANTER?
If aeration is your goal, wide neck decanters are highly recommended. They allow oxygen in so the scotch aerates effectively. They’re also easier to clean so you won’t need to scrub frustratingly with a tiny bottle brush. Wide neck decanters are the most popular option and work best for most scotch drinkers.
This decanter is creative elegance, hand blown and etched to look like Earth. The set includes the globe decanter along with 2 matching globe-design old fashioned whiskey glasses, a gold stopper and a mahogany stained tray. It’s made with lead-free glass, and holds 850 ml, sure to make a bold impression.
One reviewer: “Absolutely stunning. I loved it so much I’m actually getting ones for everyone in my family! Great price, great gift! I didn’t even know it came with glasses, but they’re beautiful. The wood is sturdy and gives off a natural/manly vibe. Be sure to invest in a decanter cleaning kit too, because you can never be too careful with this treasure.”
This diamond-shaped scotch decanter is a must-own for scotch connoisseurs or anyone who appreciates the nobility of the spirit. Crafted with lead-free glass for safer scotch storage, the maximum capacity of this decanter is 855ml. It’ll come fully protected with polyethylene foam and package with a magnetic-closure gift box.
One reviewer: “A really nice modern looking whiskey decanter. Really heavy and has a sturdy topper that keeps condensation from forming inside the decanter which was a problem with other crystal decanters I own. You can twist the topper to keep an air tight seal. Easy to grab neck and easy pour out. Overall a Great bang for your buck decanter.”
Regal Trunk & Co’s decanter comes in a gift box with 4 imperial scotch decanter classes, and a polishing cloth. All glass is lead-free and also California Prop 66 compliant. Each rocks glass has thick walls, polished to fit in your hands.
One reviewer: “Packaging was elegant, the entire set is awesome… very nice and elegant. Description, accessories, photograph, website presentation, and what arrived are the same-size, shape, color, and it matched my expectations. The product(s) arrived on time, as described by Amazon & manufacturer, it was shipped without issue, arrived within prescribed estimates, the packaging was undamaged, and the product itself was unmolested and made with quality materials.”
The inside of this decanter a decorative glass ship inside its cylindrical shape. It fits 900ml and comes with a lead-free glass decanter stopper and a Mahogany-stained wood display.
One reviewer: “I just gave this to my grandfather for his birthday and he sincerely LOVED IT! He said it was the nicest gift he’s ever gotten. It is so nice. The quality is superb and the display is just gorgeous. I would absolutely purchase again!
With your purchase, your decanter and glasses are engraved for free. Lead-free glasses holding 23.75 ounces of your favorite scotch. What’s more? The company ships your engraved gift in 1-3 days.
One reviewer: “I am beyond pleased with this. My husband is so hard to buy for. I really researched before I decided on which one I was going to get him. Absolutely beautiful. Sturdy and classy. Super fast shipping. Usually custom orders take awhile. They shipped it out very quickly. I am very happy with this and highly recommend.”
Scotch gifts – Ice Molds for your Taster's Club Scotch
Okay, hear us out: ice molds make the scotch rocks glass experience even better. There are ice molds for any occasion: Halloween, Valentine’s Day Christmas, and even themed based on film franchises.
Imagine sipping on your glass of scotch and an icey skull swims in it. Quite a chilling experience. It’s a 2-pack ice mold set so you can chill 8 ice cubes at once. It’s made of non-toxic materials, and the mold isn’t restricted to only ice. You can use it as a mousse mold, sugar mold, or fill it with chocolate, soap, and ice cream.
One reviewer: “I used these molds to test out Oreo Truffles that are going to be part of my daughter Large Birthday Cookie Cake. Her theme is Victorian Goth. We are using these to make the centerpiece of flowers with Truffle Skulls surrounding it. I did not add enough chocolate before putting in the filling. On the ones that the chocolate was thicker, they turned out great. I would definitely recommend these if you are looking for small skull molds.”
Either you’re a fan of the Mandalorian or a classic Star Wars lover from the 70s, these Death Star ice cube molds are a must-have this holiday season. Each Death Star cube measure 2.3 inches in diameter, allowing the ice to melt slower than other plain cubes so your drink is chilled but not watered down. The molds are food-grade silicone material for security and durability. It also offers temperature resistance within 104℉ to 482℉.
One reviewer: “Extremely easy to use and very detailed.”
These large cubes are the ideal cube size for scotch whiskies. Just like the Death Star cubes, these keep your drinks cool without diluting them. Typically, large ice trays are 2 inches in diameter, but these are 2.25 inch cubes. Each is made from a durable BPA-free silicone, free from harmful chemicals and plastics.
One reviewer: “Works great at making large square cubes. Many of the cubes i make end up to big for most glasses, so i don’t fill as full all the time. Other then that these are easy to fill, easy to get the ice free of, and easy to clean.
So if you’re looking for large square ice cubes, here ya go.”
With over 22,000 reviews on Amazon, these Tovolo Sphere molds are the best on the market for ice trays. They measure at 2.5″, the largest we’ve reviewed here, and are great for low- or highball glasses. The globes chill your scotch quickly without melting for a long-lasting chill without becoming a watery mess.
One reviewer: “If you like whiskey on the rocks then you should get it. You would be surprised how many guests comment on the spheres when I bust them out. These spherical ice cube makers overall are a lot of fun. They’re pretty cheap and I really wish I purchased them a few years ago.”
Other Great Gifts for Scotch Lovers:
If your scotch-loving friend also loves coffee, this is the gift for them. The coffee is Colombia Single Origin, medium roasted, and from the Narinño region aged in used Scotch whiskey barrels combined with milk, chocolate, raspberry, honey, and the pecan/nutty notes of the single-origin coffee. The result of this combination is a smooth tasting profile.
One reviewer: “This coffee blew my socks of on flavor – its pretty unique. I ground the beans and made an espresso and latte and in both drinks, the flavor of the coffee stood on its own. Overall, I am very happy with the packaging and flavor…It is worth trying once for sure.”
Board games + scotch: sign me up! Players assume roles of distillers of various liquors and their success is determined by a roll of the dice and strategy. This pairs well with a bottle of scotch on standby, especially to celebrate the winner.
One reviewer: “Any game that involves drinking whiskey is a good time! The game isn’t an in depth strategic game, but it is fun with friends. It’s basically luck of the dice. Nothing too fancy, not too complicated, just something to pass the time with friends.”
Scotch glasses are the easiest way to serve scotch. If you want to take it up a notch, try this nosing glass that looks like wood. It’s actually made from stainless steel which is more durable and better for washing and travelling. The Brümate retains the drink’s temperature longer because ice won’t melt as fast. With less dilution, it preserves the complexities of the scotch. The interior bowl is tulip-shaped which aerates the scotch and direct the aromas to the nose for heightened drinking experience.
One reviewer: “Sleek whisky glass. This beautifully designed whiskey nosing glass harkens to the Glencairn whisky glass which was created after the traditional nosing capital. I personally enjoyed how it truly opened my favorite Black Rocks Scotch Whisky from Bowmore Distillery, an Islay single malt. The way it opened the peat and toffee flavors yet still kept my whisky stones chilled made my night!”
What good would an article about scotch gifts be without a box of dark chocolates? Chocolate and scotch pair well together because of their similar flavor profile. In Denmark, a famous chocolatier, Anthon Berg, partnered with five famous single malt scotch whiskey brands: the Singleton, Dalwhinnie, Oban, Talisker, and Lagavulin,and are individually wrapped in respective labels.
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a liquor-filled dark chocolate truffle? You’ll have to order to find out.
One reviewer: “Purchased for brothers birthday who enjoys whiskey 🥃 Packing looked expensive and have been told they tasted delicious much nicer than other brands.”
This concludes our list of gifts for scotch lovers. If you’re looking for other alcohol-inspired gifts, we’ve made lists for tequila, bourbon, and whiskey. When in doubt, gift a membership to Taster’s Club–we’ll help select the finest bottles for your scotch-lover.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
WILL THE GIFT RECIPIENT BE NOTIFIED ABOUT THE MEMBERSHIP?
When your order processes, a confirmation email sends to your email account with details about your purchase. After that, the gift recipients receive an email and a personalized “Welcome to the Club” certificate. To find out more information, go to our FAQs page.
CAN I PURCHASE MULTIPLE GIFTS?
Absolutely! We’re never going to discourage you from gifting more and we thank you! Once you complete the first gift purchase, you’ll receive a confirmation email as well as another email granting you access to your online Member Profile. From there, you can add additional recipients and sign-up additional members too.
WHERE DO YOU SHIP?
We ship to 46 of the lower 48 states in the continental United States only. We don’t ship to:
CAN I CANCEL TASTER’S CLUB AT ANY TIME?
Yes, you can cancel your subscription and receive a full refund within 24 hours of your original purchase, as long as your scotch hasn’t shipped. If your cancellation request goes in after your recent billing cycle, we’ll ship your scotch for that month but your membership is cancelled for future shipments.
DO YOU SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?
No, not at this time. We only serve Taster’s Club members in the continental United States.
CAN I PAUSE MY ACCOUNT?
Yes, you can pause your account at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.